John.Laninga

John.Laninga

Lives in United States USA, TX, United States
Works as a Retired
Has a website at www.laninga.com
Joined on Nov 1, 1999

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  • Created discussion thread 18-135mm zoom and the asparagus bunch
    For me, the K3ii and 18-135mm WR zoom is the perfect travel combo.  Good range, good high(er) ISO, WR, and all the things Pentax is famous for.  Except one: lens creep.  I usually carry the camera ...
  • Sold and shipped.
  • Last bump before I leave for 5 weeks...
  • Easter bump....
  • I just bought this Retrospective 7 on Fred Miranda for an upcoming trip, only to find it is too big for what I intended to carry (Pentax K3ii, mounted 18-135mm zoom, 2 small primes). So I'm ...
  • Created discussion thread Combining Capture One Catalogs?
    I do all of my editing and storage in Capture One on a Mac.  I start a new catalog every year to keep catalog size manageable.  That has worked fine for me so far. But I have a long trip to Europe ...
  • I've had some good (and expensive) general purpose zooms with other systems, so when I switched to the K-3ii just over a year ago I bought the 16-85mm zoom. But there was something about it that ...
  • Thanks Chris for taking the time to write this up.  That will be a tremendous help in getting started when I get to Bryce.  I appreciate it very much.
  • Created discussion thread Astro tracer primer (K3ii)
    Although I know I have the astro tracer feature on my K3ii, I never thought I would use it.  But now it turns out I will be spending a week at Bryce Canyon next July, and that would be an ideal ...
  • Created discussion thread Max usable ISO KP vs. K-3ii?
    Just wondering if anyone has experience with both of these cameras... interested mainly in actual usability in lower light.  I know the KP has superior high ISO and 5 axis SR, but what effect does ...
  • Replied in Format a drive
    I removed the hard disk and destroyed it, then disposed of all the rest in an electronics recycling facility.  Then I donated $100 to the charity I would have given the laptop to.
  • Don't have a K-1, but on my K-3ii the geotag info gets written on both the JPG and the DNG file.  However, I used to have a Panasonic GH4, and their geotag system only wrote to the JPG files, not ...
  • Replied in Throw it away
    I will not donate a non-working computer to charity. I do not have the original OS install disks, there is not a recovery partition, so re-installing the OS (Win7) is not going to work. So I'm ...
  • Created discussion thread WW2 airplanes in flight
    Just sitting outside, enjoying a nice day when I heard the unmistakable sound of WW2 fighter aircraft.  Ran in the house, grabbed my K3ii and 55-300mm lens and managed a few shots as they went ...
  • Created discussion thread Format a drive
    Just found an old computer I used more than 5 years ago, an Acer Aspire running Windows 7.  Thought I would donate it as it still appears usable.  But I had Win 7 password protected and I just ...
  • While everyone seems to have issues with the XF1, my +/- 4 year old XF1 continues to take excellent pictures when I ask it to.  So does my spare XF1, now in the hands of my daughter, who uses it ...
  • There's something compelling about the X30, isn't there?  I keep coming back to mine...
  • I must be one of the oldest here... my first camera was a Brownie Baby Hawkeye, got it around 1951. Learned to shoot, and develop and print (B&W) with that Bakelite wonder.... Somewhere I still...

  • To each their own.  I liked mine so much I bought a second as a spare.  But mine never quit and still works well, so a year ago I gave my spare to my daughter who has also gotten good use out of it. ...
  • Created poll thread High ISO -- who uses it?
    Seems like the ISO boundary is moving up all the time, with the KP pushing ISO 819,000.  At the same time, people keep trying to use the lowest possible ISO for IQ reasons.  So what is your ...
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